Ljubjlana, Music & Dance & a Martinovanje
Just back from the very beautiful city of Ljubljana where I was lecturing on a seminar on music for ballet teaching. On Friday I learned a new word, Martinovanje, which – to cut a long story short – is the day in Slovenija where they celebrate the day that all that grape juice starts turning into wine. My host said that we ‘have to baptise the new wine’ which sounded like a very good idea to me, and about 11.00 on Friday night, in a scene that could have been straight out of Giselle, we processed into an ancient wine cellar and did just that.
As part of the post-seminar proceedings, I’ve posted a page of useful links for teachers/pianists which, even if you weren’t at the seminar, you might find interesting.